Pinyin "yan3"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "yan3" is split up into two parts: "y" and "an3". You can visit the Pinyin index to see how other Pinyin syllables are split up into initials and finals.

Mnemonics for Pinyin initial "y"

Y is for Maud Younger.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "an3"

In the anthill's living room.

Characters pronounced yan3

"house on a cliff" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 53), occurring in 店, 序, 底 etc
eye / small hole / crux (of a matter) / CL:隻|只[zhi1],雙|双[shuang1] / classifier for big hollow things (wells, stoves, pots etc)

= + : Inside of the anthill, Maud Younger played a prank on the Eye of Providence. She told it that she would apply a mask to alleviate the wrinkles around its eyes, but instead she just covered its whole eye with chewing gum.
to develop / to evolve / to practice / to perform / to play / to act

= + : Maud Younger (y) and her plush tiger (寅) are drinking inside of the anthill (an3). Maud is drinking bai jiu, but her plush tiger is just pretending: he acts as if he was drinkingn bai jiu, but secretly he exchanges the booze with water from a bottle of water (氵) next to him.
to spread out / to develop / to overflow / to amplify / superfluous

= + : Maud Younger (y) is dancing on the bar in the anthill (an3), but suddenly her seven-league boots (行) cause her to run around like crazy, breaking all the water bottles (氵) and thereby having the whole inn overflow (衍) with water.
suddenly / abruptly / hastily / to cover / to surround

= + : Mnemonic symbol: 奄列, omelet.

= + : Maud Younger (y) has the robot (大) prepare an omelet (奄) for her inside the anthill (an3). The robot makes the omelet using a charger (电). Maud doesn't pay too much attention, and suddenly (奄) the omelet (奄) is done.
surname Yan
to cover up; to conceal / to close (a door, book etc) / (coll.) to get (one's fingers etc) caught when closing a door or lid / (literary) to launch a surprise attack
to cover up / to close / to surprise

= + : Maud Younger (y) builds a bunker (掩) for cover (掩) inside of the anthill (an3). The bunker consists solely of omelets (奄) which Maud stacks to high and thick walls using a toy claw (扌).
to hide, to secrete, to repress / to bend
surname Yan
to lie supine / to stop / to fall down
gem / glitter of gems
see 兗州|兖州[Yan3 zhou1]
majestic / dignified
to have a nightmare